Dubai mother delivers quintuplets
Dubai, February 14, 2013
A Syrian mother, Ranim Amir Borak, has given birth to quintuplets – three boys and two girls – via caesarean section at the Saudi German Hospital in Dubai (SGH-Dubai).
The children, born prematurely, are currently at the hospital’s neonatal unit and are in a stable condition. The children were conceived naturally after five years of marriage, said a statement from the hospital.
Dr Khaled Kouteich, the consultant OB-Gynecologist, who delivered the children said, "During the course of Ranim’s pregnancy she faced several complications, mainly due to the multiple fetuses she was carrying. Although Ranim’s condition was highly complex and challenging, SGH-Dubai was confident of successfully delivering the children."
"Interestingly, we were in for a pleasant surprise during the caesarean. All the previous ultrasound scans only showed four fetuses, but during the operation we were delighted to find a fifth baby," remarked Dr Kouteich.
"The mother and babies are recovering well, and we will be offering all possible support to the family during their stay at the hospital," he added.-TradeArabia News Service